Piedmont Technical College

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Cardiovascular Technician

Adult Echocardiography, A.A.S.

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The Adult Echocardiography program at Piedmont Technical College is dedicated to preparing competent entry-level adult echocardiographers in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains for adult echocardiography. Through didactic instruction and clinical experience students will be properly prepared for licensure exams and the workforce.

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Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive, A.A.S.

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The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program at Piedmont Technical College is dedicated to training healthcare professionals in the field of invasive and noninvasive cardiology. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, students will successfully recognize, calculate, interpret, and analyze hemodynamic data and will be prepared to perform diagnostic examinations. Through accreditation, didactic instruction and clinical experience students will be properly prepared for National Board Exams.

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Surgical Technologist

General Technology - Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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As a student in the Pharmacy Technology program at Piedmont Technical College, you’ll learn about medications, their effects on the body, pharmacy chemistry, packaging and labeling. You’ll spend time in the program’s dedicated pharmacy lab before working rotations at actual pharmacies, in both hospital and drug store settings.

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Medical Assistant

Health Care Certificate

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Students completing this certificate will gain a skillset allowing them to work in a number of health care related occupations. Students also have the option of transitioning to other health care programs.

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Medical Assisting, D.A.S.

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The Medical Assisting program prepares a multi-skilled graduate to function in clinical and administrative areas of the physician's office and ambulatory care centers. Medical assistants work under the supervision of a physician and are competent in both administrative and clinical procedures. Medical assisting is an exciting and rapidly-expanding health care profession. Graduates of the program have an opportunity to pursue an Associate in Applied Science Degree in General Technology, with a major in Medical Assisting. Administrative duties of the medical assistant include scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, transcribing medical dictation, handling telephone calls, performing basic clerical functions and managing medical practice finances. Clinical duties of the medical assistant include: practicing safety and infection control, obtaining patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests and administering medication. The medical assistant must work well with people, have good communication skills, like a variety of work experiences, be accurate in work performance and be trustworthy with confidential information. Medical Assisting graduates may earn the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) credential by passing the National Certifying examination. Felons are not eligible to take this examination unless a waiver is granted by the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants). Students enrolled in this program must be enrolled on a full-time basis.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.A.S.

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The nursing program meets the unique learning needs of students by providing a quality education. This enables the students to become caring nurses, committed to lifelong learning and service. The program provides the students with knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to apply the nursing process to individuals and families across the life span. Upon completion of the designated programs, students will be prepared to take the licensure examinations. They will be ready to respond to the changing health care demands in a variety of settings within the scope of nursing practice. Graduates of the ADN program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The ADN graduate is qualified to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN).

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Practical Nursing, D.A.S.

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The Practical Nursing (PN) curriculum is designed to afford the student the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to provide supervised health care across the lifespan to individuals and families in a variety of settings. Graduates of the PN program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The PN program is approved by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Occupational therapy assistants work closely with occupational therapists to help people who are recuperating from brain trauma, surgery, disease, dementia, or who need rehabilitation to develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of occupational therapy assistants is expected to increase from 30,300 jobs in 2012 to 43,200 jobs in 2022. This 43 percent increase is a much faster growth rate than the average rate for other occupations. In 2012 the median annual wage of occupational therapy assistants was reported at $53,240. This growing need for occupational therapy assistants can be attributed to a growing elderly population as well as continued treatment for young adults and children with developmental disabilities. PTC’s program provides the training you’ll need to succeed in this challenging, rewarding field.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Patient Care Technician Certificate

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Because health care is changing at an unprecedented pace, new or varied approaches to patient care are emerging. One such approach is the use of multi-skilled individuals known as patient care technicians (PCT) who are a part of the health care team. Graduates of the program will be qualified to work under the supervision of licensed professional personnel and alongside other health care providers in a variety of settings. Graduates will hold CNA certification and be qualified to sit for the National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) exam, the National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCCT) exam, and the EKG National exam (NCCT) at the completion of the course and prior to graduation. Employment opportunities are available in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care and assisted living facilities, hospice, home health as well as other healthcare facilities. In addition to basic patient care skills, the PCT curriculum includes medical and surgical asepsis, basic anatomy and physiology, cardiac monitoring, electrocardiography, phlebotomy, clerical skills related to patient care and professional and interpersonal concepts. The program consists of classroom/lab instruction as well as supervised/preceptor clinical activities. Diversity, challenge, autonomy, professional growth and flexible work schedules are just a few of many rewards which a PCT can enjoy. The patient care technician can experience personal satisfaction from providing a valuable service and develop strong rapport with patients and professionals. A Patient Care Technician certificate and certification can be the beginning pathway to other health care professions.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technology, D.A.S.

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Graduates of the Pharmacy Technology diploma are health care professionals who assist the pharmacist in a hospital or community setting to provide quality health care related to medication administration. In addition to the skills acquired to become a pharmacy technician, students will learn to read medication orders, mix parenteral medications, assemble unit-doses of medications and prepare 24-hour patient medication carts. Students will also learn proper labeling for oral and parenteral medications. In order to become a state certified pharmacy technician, the student must earn the Pharmacy Technology diploma, work 1,000 hours as a registered pharmacy technician, and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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The Radiologic Technology curriculum is designed to assist students in acquiring the general and technical competencies necessary to enter the radiography profession. Radiographers use state of the art equipment to produce diagnostic medical images in a variety of health care settings. This requires an application of combined knowledge in anatomy, physics, clinical procedures, imaging techniques and patient care. The constant growth in the field has created new and exciting career opportunities in specialty areas. Graduates may also choose to pursue an advanced degree. Graduates qualify to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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The respiratory care practitioner is trained to assist the medical staff with the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary abnormalities or deficiencies. Respiratory care is used primarily in the treatment of heart and lung diseases such as cardiac failure, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and shock. With instruction in anatomy and physiology, respiratory physics, pharmacology and clinical training, the graduate of this program is prepared to provide care in various medical facilities. Proficiency in all aspects of respiratory care, including diagnostic, rehabilitative and therapeutic applications, prepares the student to take the entry and advanced level exam. The graduate will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Respiratory Care.

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Medical Sonographer

Vascular Sonography Certificate

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Vascular Sonography utilizes ultrasound to perform diagnostic testing on patients’ arteries and veins. The vascular sonographer will utilize state-of the-art equipment to interrogate the vessels, record images/measurements, and study hemodynamic data derived from vascular testing. Vascular Sonography is primarily used in the diagnosis of blood clots, blockages, and aneurysms. Upon diagnosis, these can be treated by a licensed physician or vascular surgeon. The Vascular Sonography Certificate is designed for students currently working and registered in the sonography field. Admission to the program is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prospective students must hold a current (non-expired) sonography credential with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). [Examples: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS), or Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS)]. Upon, successful completion of the program, students will be able to take either the exam for Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through ARDMS or Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS) through CCI. This certificate can be completed in two consecutive semesters (Spring term and Summer term) with a total of 16 credit hours.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

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The field of veterinary technology is one of the fastest growing animal health professions. The Veterinary Technology program at Piedmont Technical College serves a need for qualified veterinary technicians in the mid-state area. The veterinary technician works under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian in a variety of employment settings. The veterinary technician plays a critical role in animal health and the veterinary medical team. The specialized training received will allow the graduate to seek employment in such areas as clinical medicine, laboratory animal medicine, emergency medicine, pharmaceutical sales, food inspection and government agencies. In order to become a credentialed veterinary technician, you must graduate from an AVMA-accredited program in order to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE.)The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding Certificate

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Advanced Welding Certificate provides the student with the skills necessary to perform tasks to the American Welding Society (AWS) standards in multiple processes. Through a combination of classroom and laboratory training, the student will learn the applications of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), as well as the necessary safety, blueprint reading, and practical application skills needed for employment in today’s welding industry.

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Basic Welding Certificate

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A wide variety of career opportunities are available to students who prepare for actual work situations through practical training in welding. Students in this program will learn the basic skills to weld in the four main welding positions using GMAW and SMAW welding processes.

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General Technology - Welding, A.A.S.

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Students in the A.A.S. program learn to weld in the four main positions: flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead on both structured steel and pipe. Students are required to meet quality standards through practical weld tests as specified by the American Welding Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Codes and Requirements. These tests ensure that graduates can perform quality work before they go on the job. These skills facilitate the student’s entry into the job market, and completing an associate degree can lead to job advancement.

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MIG Welding Certificate

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The MIG certificate prepares students for a specialty area in Welding. Students who complete the certificate are eligible to continue into the Welding diploma program.

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STICK Welding Certificate

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The STICK certificate prepares students for a specialty area in Welding. Students who complete the certificate are eligible to continue into the Welding diploma program.

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TIG Welding Certificate

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The TIG certificate prepares students for a specialty area in Welding. Students who complete the certificate are eligible to continue into the Welding diploma program.

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Welding Diploma

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At the center of all industrial and construction expansion are technicians skilled in the art of joining metal. The strength and durability of heavy manufactured goods depend on the skills of welders. Students in the four-semester program learn to weld in the four main positions: flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead on both structured steel and pipe. Before graduation, students are required to meet quality standards through practical weld tests as specified by the American Welding Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Codes and Requirements. These tests ensure that graduates can perform quality work before they go on the job. Practical experience in welding processes, together with a good foundation in blueprint reading and sketching prepares the graduate for employment in a variety of industrial and construction settings. This diploma provides students with a primary technical specialty. Students completing this credential can, by taking selected general education courses and a secondary technical specialty, have the opportunity to obtain an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. Students should meet with their advisor(s) to select the proper courses to meet their particular educational goals.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Building Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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Concerns about building costs, home maintenance and repair and energy efficient dwellings have elevated job market demands for skilled construction workers in practically every area of the building industry.

A comprehensive program that offers practical training in the entire range of residential and light commercial building techniques, Building Construction Technology puts classroom knowledge to work in hands on projects both on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood and outside the college community. Students get practical training in estimating building costs, carpentry, cabinet making, residential wiring, blueprint reading, brick masonry, construction, building codes and safety. A good background in economics and communications combines with a high level of skills in building techniques to prepare graduates for general construction, specialty work or supervision of construction projects.

Upon completion of 80 credit hours, a student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Building Construction Technology.

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Carpentry Certificate

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This certificate includes six Building Construction Technology core classes with one elective. It is designed for the person who only wants the basics of carpentry so they can join the exciting world of construction after only two semesters.

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Masonry Certificate

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The Masonry certificate prepares students for a specialty area in Building Construction Technology. Students who complete the certificate are eligible to continue into the Building Construction Technology program.

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Carpenter

Building Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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Concerns about building costs, home maintenance and repair and energy efficient dwellings have elevated job market demands for skilled construction workers in practically every area of the building industry.

A comprehensive program that offers practical training in the entire range of residential and light commercial building techniques, Building Construction Technology puts classroom knowledge to work in hands on projects both on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood and outside the college community. Students get practical training in estimating building costs, carpentry, cabinet making, residential wiring, blueprint reading, brick masonry, construction, building codes and safety. A good background in economics and communications combines with a high level of skills in building techniques to prepare graduates for general construction, specialty work or supervision of construction projects.

Upon completion of 80 credit hours, a student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Building Construction Technology.

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Carpentry Certificate

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This certificate includes six Building Construction Technology core classes with one elective. It is designed for the person who only wants the basics of carpentry so they can join the exciting world of construction after only two semesters.

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Architectural Drafter

Engineering Design Technology Associate Degree

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All phases of manufacturing or construction require the conversion of new ideas and design concepts into the basic line language of graphics. Therefore, there are many areas (civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural and industrial) in which the skills of the CAD technicians play major roles in the design and development of new products or construction. Students prepare for actual work situations through practical training in a new state-of-the-art computer designed CAD laboratory using AutoCAD, and other advanced CAD software. Specific skills mastered by Engineering Design Technology majors include the production of mechanical, architectural, electrical and civil drawings both with traditional drafting machines and state-of-the-art computer aided drafting (CAD) systems, and the selection and design of architectural and mechanical systems. The senior year includes advanced CAD techniques using solid modeling, wire frame and assembly techniques. Internship opportunities may also be available with local industries for senior EDT students.

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HVAC Technician

Heating Fundamentals Certificate

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The Heating Fundamentals certificate provides students with the theory and hands-on training in the operation of heating and cooling system design and component application. The certificate program will focus on concepts of installation, service repair, preventative maintenance and start-up of heating and cooling systems. The students will be required to take the R-410A Certification and the Heat Pump Certification exams.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, A.A.S.

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One of the fastest-growing service occupations, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning has seen major changes over the past years as a result of the national emphasis on fuel conservation and environmental concerns. Every private residence, business, industry and agency needs the skill of technicians trained in the installation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. Students are trained to diagnose and repair malfunctions; size, fabricate and install air duct systems; and estimate cooling and heating loads for selection of the most efficient systems for a given building. Practical training in a well-equipped shop and outside installation of service projects gives students on-the-job experience before they graduate. EPA technician certification is taught and the test is offered to all curriculum students.

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HVACR Installers Certificate

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The certificate will enable students to gain entry level skills for HVACR equipment installation. This certificate will enable students to accelerate their progression to the HVACR Technician career track.

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Introduction to HVAC Certificate

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Introduction to HVAC certificate is a “stackable certificate” that is embedded in the HVAC Associate of Applied Science Degree. Classroom and in shop training focuses on basic principles and theories of HVAC, specialized tool usage, and the opportunity to obtain the Environmental Protection Agency 608 certification. Students develop knowledge of the refrigeration cycle, basic components of the refrigeration cycle, and an understanding of thermodynamics through the refrigeration cycle. OHM’s law, the proper usage of the volt/ohm meter, and the skills to interpret readings of the meter are cultivated within the certificate. Familiarization of major tools and equipment used in metal fabrication and proper usage of the tools and equipment are part of skills acquired through hands on training. Courses in the Introduction to HVAC certificate place a strong emphasis on safety with proper usage of personal protection equipment, tag out/lock out policies and procedures, and a general overview of safety in the industry. Students entering this program will develop knowledge and skills for entry-level employment as installers or mechanics in the air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating industry. It is also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the field.

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Refrigeration Applications Certificate

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The Refrigeration Applications certificate provides students with the theory and hands-on training in the operation of refrigeration system design and component application. The certificate program will focus on installation, start-up, service repair and preventative maintenance of commercial and domestic refrigeration systems. The students will be required to take the EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling Certification, Light Commercial Refrigeration Certification exam and the Electrical Certification exam. Refrigeration applications graduates will have opportunities to work in the refrigeration industry in one or more of the following areas: service and repair of refrigeration systems, service and repair of domestic refrigeration systems, service and installation of food and vending refrigeration equipment and service and installation of supermarket equipment.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, A.A.S.

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One of the fastest-growing service occupations, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning has seen major changes over the past years as a result of the national emphasis on fuel conservation and environmental concerns. Every private residence, business, industry and agency needs the skill of technicians trained in the installation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. Students are trained to diagnose and repair malfunctions; size, fabricate and install air duct systems; and estimate cooling and heating loads for selection of the most efficient systems for a given building. Practical training in a well-equipped shop and outside installation of service projects gives students on-the-job experience before they graduate. EPA technician certification is taught and the test is offered to all curriculum students.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Advertising Design Certificate

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This certificate covers the fundamentals of design, copywriting, and layout for print media advertising, as well as basic web media and some interactive design applications. In addition to core classes, course work centers around basic copywriting, advertising design, marketing and typography. Hands-on projects designing logos, posters, flyers and advertisements will help students build a portfolio of work to show potential employers. Students will learn on the latest hardware and software available. This certificate provides students with a primary technical specialty. Students completing this certificate can, by taking selected general education courses and a secondary technical specialty, have the opportunity to obtain an Associate Degree in Occupational Technology with a major in General Technology. Students should meet with their advisor(s) to select the proper courses to meet their particular educational goals.

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Digital Rendering and Gaming Development Certificate

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This certificate will offer training and preparation for career opportunities in entry-level positions in the fast-growing Digital Rendering, Game Development, and Multimedia fields. Industry standard software and equipment will be used to provide exposure to Digital Gaming technology, game design process, animation, computer graphics and multimedia design subjects.

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General Technology - Commercial Art, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. degree in General Technology in Commercial Art provides additional training and hands-on experience for students who wish to go further in their chosen field.The A.A.S. degree in General Technology with a concentration in Advertising Design with secondary specialty in Photography provides additional training and hands-on experience for those students who plan to operate a freelance business or find employment with advertising agencies, printing firms or in-house marketing departments. The core training received in these programs will prepare the degree student with skills layout and design, color and composition, basic and advanced photographic skills, a familiarity with many styles of art and a portfolio of finished professional work for interviews in the job market. The A.A.S. degree in General Technology with a concentration in Digital Rendering and Gaming Development provides additional training and hands-on experience for those students who plan to operate a freelance business or find employment with gaming industry, advertising agencies, printing firms or in-house marketing departments. The core training received in these programs will prepare the degree student with skills Character rendering, layout and design, color and composition, a familiarity with many styles of art and a portfolio of finished professional work for interviews in the job market. The A.A.S. degree in General Technology with a concentration in Photography provides additional training and hands-on experience for those students who plan to operate a freelance business or find employment with photography studios, advertising agencies, printing firms or in-house marketing departments. The core training received in these programs prepares the degree student with basic and advanced photographic skills, skills in layout and design, color and composition, basic and advanced photographic skills, a familiarity with many styles of art and a portfolio of finished professional work for interviews in the job market.

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AV Technician

General Technology - Commercial Art, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. degree in General Technology in Commercial Art provides additional training and hands-on experience for students who wish to go further in their chosen field.The A.A.S. degree in General Technology with a concentration in Advertising Design with secondary specialty in Photography provides additional training and hands-on experience for those students who plan to operate a freelance business or find employment with advertising agencies, printing firms or in-house marketing departments. The core training received in these programs will prepare the degree student with skills layout and design, color and composition, basic and advanced photographic skills, a familiarity with many styles of art and a portfolio of finished professional work for interviews in the job market. The A.A.S. degree in General Technology with a concentration in Digital Rendering and Gaming Development provides additional training and hands-on experience for those students who plan to operate a freelance business or find employment with gaming industry, advertising agencies, printing firms or in-house marketing departments. The core training received in these programs will prepare the degree student with skills Character rendering, layout and design, color and composition, a familiarity with many styles of art and a portfolio of finished professional work for interviews in the job market. The A.A.S. degree in General Technology with a concentration in Photography provides additional training and hands-on experience for those students who plan to operate a freelance business or find employment with photography studios, advertising agencies, printing firms or in-house marketing departments. The core training received in these programs prepares the degree student with basic and advanced photographic skills, skills in layout and design, color and composition, basic and advanced photographic skills, a familiarity with many styles of art and a portfolio of finished professional work for interviews in the job market.

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Photography Certificate

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This certificate provides exposure to both aesthetic and commercial applications of photography. Beginning in the first semester, students will learn how to take pictures using basic camera handling and exposure techniques. Beginning, intermediate and advanced photography classes are offered in addition to core courses with each level offering and expanded series of exercises. This certificate provides students with a primary technical specialty. Students completing this certificate can, by taking selected general education courses and a secondary technical specialty, have the opportunity to obtain an Associate Degree in Occupational Technology with a major in General Technology. Students should meet with their advisor(s) to select the proper courses to meet their particular educational goals.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Fundamentals Certificate

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The Automotive Fundamentals certificate provides a fundamental understanding of diagnosis and repair service for the engine, automatic transmission, brake, heating and air conditioning, suspension and steering and electrical systems. The certificate covers all eight areas of ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. The certificate will provide the first step towards the completion of an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Automotive Technology. The courses will be assessed using ASE Education Foundation metrics.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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With concern for automotive efficiency, the cost of fuel, vehicle repairs and service growing yearly, the role of the automotive technician increases in importance. The student is trained to perform quality maintenance, diagnosis and repair of complex modern vehicles. Classrooms and shop areas are equipped with the latest tools and equipment for automotive diagnosis and repair. Students will train in eight areas of automotive service: engine repair, engine performance, electrical and electronic systems, manual drive train and axles, automatic transmission/transaxles, suspension and steering systems, brakes and heating and air conditioning. Maintenance and repair experience will duplicate those skills needed upon employment. Upon completion of 63 credit hours, a graduate will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Automotive Technology.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Certified IT Professional Certificate

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This program is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to properly install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair computer hardware, Students also learn Windows Server and UNIX operating systems. This program helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, and Microsoft certification exams. Students who complete this certificate may continue their education by enrolling in the associate degree program in Computer Technology.

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COMPTIA Certificate

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The CompTIA certificate prepares students for multiple certification exams. Students who complete the certificate are eligible to continue into the Computer Technology degree program.

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Computer Technology, A.A.S.

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Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages. Specializations are available in Programming, Network and Cybersecurity.

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PC Technician Certificate

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This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot computers, networks and network equipment. The program takes a hands-on approach using real-world examples. The PC Technician certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level job in computer maintenance and network support. Students will also learn the objectives for several national certifications including A+, Network+, and Security+. Students may also further their education by enrolling in Computer Technology, Network or Cybersecurity concentration.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Technology, A.A.S.

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Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages. Specializations are available in Programming, Network and Cybersecurity.

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PC Technician Certificate

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This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot computers, networks and network equipment. The program takes a hands-on approach using real-world examples. The PC Technician certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level job in computer maintenance and network support. Students will also learn the objectives for several national certifications including A+, Network+, and Security+. Students may also further their education by enrolling in Computer Technology, Network or Cybersecurity concentration.

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Data Security Management

Computer Technology, A.A.S.

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Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages. Specializations are available in Programming, Network and Cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity Certificate

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This certificate is designed for computer or network systems professionals that need expertise in security. The program will provide students with the concepts and skills of the fast growing field of cybersecurity, ethical hacking and forensics, security of systems, and network infrastructure in business and industry. Students will learn how to protect networks and defend information systems from attack. It is ideal if you are employed in a computer related field and seeking cybersecurity knowledge. Students who complete this certificate may continue their education by enrolling in the associate degree program in Computer Technology.

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PC Technician Certificate

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This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot computers, networks and network equipment. The program takes a hands-on approach using real-world examples. The PC Technician certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level job in computer maintenance and network support. Students will also learn the objectives for several national certifications including A+, Network+, and Security+. Students may also further their education by enrolling in Computer Technology, Network or Cybersecurity concentration.

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Software Developer

Computer Technology, A.A.S.

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Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages. Specializations are available in Programming, Network and Cybersecurity.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Technology, A.A.S.

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Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages. Specializations are available in Programming, Network and Cybersecurity.

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PC Technician Certificate

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This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot computers, networks and network equipment. The program takes a hands-on approach using real-world examples. The PC Technician certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level job in computer maintenance and network support. Students will also learn the objectives for several national certifications including A+, Network+, and Security+. Students may also further their education by enrolling in Computer Technology, Network or Cybersecurity concentration.

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Database Administrator

Computer Technology, A.A.S.

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Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages. Specializations are available in Programming, Network and Cybersecurity.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Computerized Numerical Control Certificate

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The CNC certificate is designed for people with a machinist background who desire to learn about the basic operations of CNC (computerized numerical controlled) machinery. Good math and blueprint reading skills are essential for those who would like to study CNC programming. This certificate requires students to write simple CNC programs using the G and M codes to define tool paths and other CNC functions. The student will then program and operate CNC machines. The graduate will have a good working knowledge of CNC and the jobs associated with this type of work.

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Machine Tool Operator Certificate

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The Machine Tool Operator certificate is designed for those students who would like to learn basic machining skills without being enrolled in a full-time degree program. The certificate consists of all the machine tool courses given in the first two semesters of the diploma program. All the classes can be used for credit toward a diploma or associate degree.

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Machine Tool Technology Diploma

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This diploma provides students with a primary technical specialty. Students completing this credential can, by taking selected general education courses and a secondary technical specialty, have the opportunity to obtain an Associate Degree in Occupational Technology with a major in General Technology.

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Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S.

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Because of the rapid advances made in industrial technology over the past decade, few career fields have grown as much as metalworking. Students in this program get a full introduction to the field and practical experience in machining operations used in practically every manufacturing industry. The graduate, highly skilled in the use of precision machines and instruments, is capable of making intricate parts meeting precise specifications. With practical experience in bench work, floor work, assembly layout, selected milling machine operations, lathe, shaper, drill press, numerical control programming and machining, machine tool maintenance and inspection, the graduate is prepared to handle a wide range of responsibilities in the metalworking industry. This curriculum offers a certificate in Machine Tool Operator. Upon completion of 65 credit hours, a student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Machine Tool Technology. A student may elect to receive a Diploma in Applied Science with a major in Machine Tool after completion of 40 credit hours.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

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The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum equips the graduate for: performing a key role in the mechanical design process; installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment; programming CNC machine tools, computers, programmable controllers and robots; performing general maintenance functions.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate

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This certificate is designed for people with three years of maintenance experience who are needing certification for their craft, job advancement or short term refresher training. All courses within this certificate will be awarded for credit toward an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Mechatronics Technology.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

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The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum equips the graduate for: performing a key role in the mechanical design process; installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment; programming CNC machine tools, computers, programmable controllers and robots; performing general maintenance functions.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate

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This certificate is designed for people with three years of maintenance experience who are needing certification for their craft, job advancement or short term refresher training. All courses within this certificate will be awarded for credit toward an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Mechatronics Technology.

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Introduction to Automation Certificate

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The Automation certificate prepares students for certification. This certificate also allows students to continue into the Mechatronics Technology program.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

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The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum equips the graduate for: performing a key role in the mechanical design process; installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment; programming CNC machine tools, computers, programmable controllers and robots; performing general maintenance functions.

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Mechatronics Technology Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students for system approach analysis and troubleshooting on advanced automated equipment and machinery, combining electronic, mechanical, robotics and information system technology found in today's automated manufacturing facilities.

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Mechatronics Technology, A.A.S.

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Combining electronic, mechanical, robotics and information system technologies, this program provides the graduate with the skill set needed for today's automated manufacturing facilities.

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Electrician

Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate

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This certificate is designed for people with three years of maintenance experience who are needing certification for their craft, job advancement or short term refresher training. All courses within this certificate will be awarded for credit toward an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Mechatronics Technology.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronic Engineering Technology Associate Degree

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With electronic and computer circuits now being used in everything from the most complex industrial equipment to the simplest of household appliances, the engineering technician in this field is prepared to work in an extremely wide variety of businesses and industries. Skilled in the operation, troubleshooting, calibration and repair of electronic instruments and systems found in process control, communications, computers, manufacturing, programmable logic controllers and microprocessors, the graduate is not limited to one specific area of employment. Practical, hands-on experience on sophisticated electronic equipment provides the student with the skills necessary to assist in the basic design, construction, analysis, modification, inspection and calibration of electronic circuits and systems. This program offers a comprehensive introduction both to the theoretical principles governing electronic systems and the practical application of those principles.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Production Technician Certificate

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This certificate will offer training and preparation for career opportunities in entry-level positions in today's advanced manufacturing facilities. These skills will align with the core needs of today's manufacturing operations. The curriculum includes mathematical and statistical techniques and applications, industrial safety and operational principles, production process cycle including resource availability, product specifications and state-of-the-art manufacturing practices, including Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree

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The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum equips the graduate for: performing a key role in the mechanical design process; installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment; programming CNC machine tools, computers, programmable controllers and robots; performing general maintenance functions.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science with a major in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare professionally-educated and competent criminal justice practitioners for careers within the criminal justice system. Generally, three groups of students are served: individuals seeking employment in public or private agencies upon completion of the two-year degree; practitioners furthering their education for personal fulfillment or professional advancement; and those intending to pursue advanced studies in criminal justice, criminology or sociology at four-year institutions. The program examines a broad spectrum of criminal justice concepts and theories, including criminology, ethics, law, evidence and procedure, corrections, juveniles, as well as general education courses. Near the end of the degree program, students will complete a criminal justice internship. The internship program is designed to give students practical application exposure and an opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals. This internship allows students to directly observe and experience connections between criminal justice theory and practice. Students are required to have an acceptable background check. A criminal record could make you ineligible for enrollment or participation in a cooperative work experience creating an inability to graduate from the program. Students may be eligible for transfer credit from professional training courses and other institutions of higher learning. For specific information and consideration of transfer credit, contact a criminal justice advisor and request an official copy of your transcript of coursework be sent to the college.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science with a major in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare professionally-educated and competent criminal justice practitioners for careers within the criminal justice system. Generally, three groups of students are served: individuals seeking employment in public or private agencies upon completion of the two-year degree; practitioners furthering their education for personal fulfillment or professional advancement; and those intending to pursue advanced studies in criminal justice, criminology or sociology at four-year institutions. The program examines a broad spectrum of criminal justice concepts and theories, including criminology, ethics, law, evidence and procedure, corrections, juveniles, as well as general education courses. Near the end of the degree program, students will complete a criminal justice internship. The internship program is designed to give students practical application exposure and an opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals. This internship allows students to directly observe and experience connections between criminal justice theory and practice. Students are required to have an acceptable background check. A criminal record could make you ineligible for enrollment or participation in a cooperative work experience creating an inability to graduate from the program. Students may be eligible for transfer credit from professional training courses and other institutions of higher learning. For specific information and consideration of transfer credit, contact a criminal justice advisor and request an official copy of your transcript of coursework be sent to the college.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science with a major in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare professionally-educated and competent criminal justice practitioners for careers within the criminal justice system. Generally, three groups of students are served: individuals seeking employment in public or private agencies upon completion of the two-year degree; practitioners furthering their education for personal fulfillment or professional advancement; and those intending to pursue advanced studies in criminal justice, criminology or sociology at four-year institutions. The program examines a broad spectrum of criminal justice concepts and theories, including criminology, ethics, law, evidence and procedure, corrections, juveniles, as well as general education courses. Near the end of the degree program, students will complete a criminal justice internship. The internship program is designed to give students practical application exposure and an opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals. This internship allows students to directly observe and experience connections between criminal justice theory and practice. Students are required to have an acceptable background check. A criminal record could make you ineligible for enrollment or participation in a cooperative work experience creating an inability to graduate from the program. Students may be eligible for transfer credit from professional training courses and other institutions of higher learning. For specific information and consideration of transfer credit, contact a criminal justice advisor and request an official copy of your transcript of coursework be sent to the college.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Care and Education, A.A.S.

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The Early Care and Education program offers a combination of classroom instruction and supervised, hands-on experience that prepares students for direct entry into the field of Early Care and Education. This program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. To succeed in the Early Care and Education program, students must score a grade of "C" or higher in all coursework with an ECD prefix, enjoy children, have patience, possess excellent communication skills with adults and children, enjoy creative activities, have decision making skills, be able to spend long lengths of time being actively involved with children and have a strong work ethic. This program is designed to prepare students for a position in childcare programs working with children ages birth to second grade. This concentration provides students with the skills to prepare appropriate nurturing environments and skills to assist families in building positive and supportive family relationships. There are two field experiences in which students receive hands-on training in a childcare setting. A clean drug screening and criminal background check are required. The placements are designed to give students opportunities for practical application of theories learned in the classroom.

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Social Services Assistant

Early Care and Education, A.A.S.

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The Early Care and Education program offers a combination of classroom instruction and supervised, hands-on experience that prepares students for direct entry into the field of Early Care and Education. This program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. To succeed in the Early Care and Education program, students must score a grade of "C" or higher in all coursework with an ECD prefix, enjoy children, have patience, possess excellent communication skills with adults and children, enjoy creative activities, have decision making skills, be able to spend long lengths of time being actively involved with children and have a strong work ethic. This program is designed to prepare students for a position in childcare programs working with children ages birth to second grade. This concentration provides students with the skills to prepare appropriate nurturing environments and skills to assist families in building positive and supportive family relationships. There are two field experiences in which students receive hands-on training in a childcare setting. A clean drug screening and criminal background check are required. The placements are designed to give students opportunities for practical application of theories learned in the classroom.

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Early Childhood Development Certificate

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Students in Early Childhood Development receive a comprehensive understanding of the needs of young children and are trained to implement quality preschool programming. Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in all coursework with a prefix of ECD. They will learn growth and development principles, teaching methods, understanding and working with special needs children, safety, first aid, CPR training, discipline techniques and methods for working effectively with parents. Students prepare for the job market by participating in developmentally-appropriate practices in language arts, creative experiences, math and science concepts. Students may choose either day or evening courses. Students are required to have an acceptable criminal background check and drug screening to complete ECD 243. A criminal record could make you ineligible for enrollment or participation in ECD 243, creating an inability to graduate from the program. This program meets ECE TEACH Credential and Headstart CDA requirements.

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Human Services, A.A.S.

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The Human Services major is ideal for students considering a career in human services or social work as well as for students who already have experience in these fields. Students new to the field will gain an excellent foundation in theory and practice related to human services and will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through practicums and field-based learning options. Students already experienced in human services can use and build upon their work experiences while acquiring new knowledge, skills and the direction needed to move into new or more advanced positions in the field. The program prepares students to work in diverse settings such as group homes; correctional, mental retardation and mental health settings; family, child and youth service agencies; and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence and aging. Near the end of the degree program, students will complete two supervised field placements. These placements are designed to give students an opportunity for practical applications of theories and concepts they are learning in the classroom. Students are required to have an acceptable background check. A criminal record could make you ineligible for enrollment or participation in a cooperative work experience, creating an inability to graduate from the program.

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Infant/Toddler Certificate

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The Infant/Toddler certificate offers a combination of classroom instruction and supervised, hands-on experience that prepares students to teach and provide high-quality childcare. This program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This program helps caregivers design environments that ensure safety, offer infants appropriate developmental challenges and promote optimum health for children. Equally important is the strengthening of the child's developing family and cultural identity by making meaningful connections between child care and the child's family and culture. Students are required to have an acceptable criminal background check and drug screening for ECD 251. A criminal record or failure to pass the drug screening could make you ineligible for enrollment or participation in ECD 251, creating an inability to graduate from the program. Students must score a "C" or higher in all course work with an ECD prefix. This program meets TEACH infant credential requirements.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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This certificate provides introductory didactic and experiential learning outcomes to successfully provide the scope of care of the Emergency Medical Technician. This is a one semester certificate program.

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Paramedic Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic Certificate is designed for students currently working in the fire/rescue field who are certified as either South Carolina EMT or National Registry EMT. This certificate can be completed in three semesters with a total of 40 credit hours. Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be eligible to take the Paramedic National Registry Exam.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Certificate

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The Fire Science Technology Certificate provides instruction in fire prevention methodology, fire detection systems, fire codes, fire investigation, rescue, safety and salvage procedures, hazardous materials, and fire behavior and extinguishment. This program assists in qualifying firefighters for management positions within fire service. This certificate is currently only offered for dual-enrollment candidates until spring 2021, at which time will transition to a credit offered program available to any student.

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Training and Development Specialist

Human Resources Management Certificate

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The Human Resources Management certificate prepares students to pursue entry-level HR generalist positions. Students learn the basic types of management and supervisory skills. They also learn the employment laws that affect the workplace, as well as the main human resource functions that all HR professionals perform in business and industry.

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